Last Updated: April 24, 2014
Topic: Genetically engineered food labeling
The labeling of genetically engineered or modified food and food ingredients is currently of great interest to many U.S. consumers and food manufacturers, and NCA is following the debate both on the state level and the national level.
NCA supports H.R. 4432, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, which would establish a uniform set of national standards for food manufacturers and processors. A patchwork of varying state regulations and differing standards would be very difficult for businesses to comply with and may lead to consumer confusion. FDA currently allows for the voluntary labeling of, or absence of, GE ingredients, and NCA also supports the agency’s position.